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Crafting into the Christmas Season

Crafting into the Christmas Season

Miah Clark and Faith Danaher

December 19, 2016


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Do you love crafts? Do you love the holidays? Even if you don't, you are certain to enjoy these festive, fun, and simple holiday crafts.   To make this first craft, snowmen ornaments, you will need clear plastic ball ornaments, white puff balls, an orange and black glass marker, and red, gr...

Harry Potter Returns to the Big Screen with ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Harry Potter Returns to the Big Screen with ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Avery Woods, Copy Editor

November 21, 2016


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After 2011, it was assumed that the "Harry Potter" movie franchise was finished. Eight movies and seven books seemed to be enough. But Nov. 18, 2016, a spin-off of the "Harry Potter" series debuted in theaters, set in the 1920s and based off one of Harry Potter's textbooks. The textbook was publis...

Singing Away at Cabaret

Tara Phillips, A&E Editor

November 18, 2016


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The choirs kicked off the evening with a night filled with jazz and choreographed dances. The cafeteria was transformed into a room with table cloths lined with delicate pastries and tea light candles. The ceilings were filled with strings of lights and the stage was nicely decorated in serious to...

Kansas International Film Festival Has Something for Every Film Fan

Kansas International Film Festival Has Something for Every Film Fan

Sophia Belshe, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2016


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Although the Kansas International Film Festival certainly isn't Tribeca, this often overlooked celebration of film showcases a wonderful combination of indie and studio films from around the world. From Nov. 4-10, the Glenwood Arts Theatre played host to the Kansas International Film Festival (KI...

Annual KSMS Costume Contest

Annual KSMS Costume Contest

Tess Conley, writer

November 9, 2016


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Every year on Halloween, or the weekday day before, students at South often participate in the KSMS Costume Contest. "We have several different categories such as best teacher and some other ones and we just really have to thin the stock and choose the best one," sophomore Colin Wilkin...

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: A Spin-off Textbook of the ‘Harry Potter’ Series

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: A Spin-off Textbook of the ‘Harry Potter’ Series

Avery Woods, Copy Editor

November 2, 2016


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When J.K. Rowling wrote "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" for the charity Comic Relief in 2001, I doubt it was expected to be made into a movie. The novel is based off the best-selling book series "Harry Potter", about a boy who discovers he is a wizard (although I'm sure almost everyone knows ...

The Midland: One of Kansas City’s Premiere Small Venues

The Midland: One of Kansas City’s Premiere Small Venues

Miah Clark, Editorial Cartoonist, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


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The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, better known as the Midland Theatre, is one of Kansas City’s strongest small venues. Located in the Power and Light District of Kansas City, Missouri, The Midland is a 4,000 seat venue best known as a host for concerts and live events. It’s combined old sty...

Once Upon a Time Keeps Fantasy Alive

Once Upon a Time Keeps Fantasy Alive

Mark Holland, News Editor

October 5, 2016


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Ever since its release in 2011, the show "Once Upon a Time" has dazzled viewers and worked up an incredible fan-base. Because of its success, the show is now entering its sixth season, with no sign of slowing down. Now that it has run for half a decade, it is fitting to go back and take a look at each...

Homecoming Dinner: Keep it Low-Key

Homecoming Dinner: Keep it Low-Key

Hannah Underwood, Writer

October 3, 2016


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Many groups going to Homecoming often choose more expensive, higher-end restaurants for dinner, mine included. However, this year, my group of 44 (yes, 44!) chose Nick and Jake's, an upscale bar and restaurant for our meal. Nick and Jake's is located in the Plaza/downtown area, making it perfectly locat...

Album Review: The Lumineers

Album Review: The Lumineers

Kate Anderson, A&E Editor

April 27, 2016


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The Lumineers released their second full-length album April 8.  It’s been three years since their last release and I can say that I definitely missed these guys.  I go in and out of phases where I only listen to indie-rock and the Lumineers always show up on my playlist.   Their sophomore album, Cl...

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